Communications Internship

Posted on August 1st, 2012

Position Title: Communications Intern
Videography Intern
Timeline: August – December 2012
Compensation: Unpaid
Hours: 10 hours per week

Description:
International non-profit organization seeks an intern to help with general communications support for its programs and mission of poverty eradication.

BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunities for impoverished women to lift themselves out of poverty by creating a circle of connection between women in Uganda and women around the world. Women in Uganda work hard to roll beautiful bead jewelry out of recycled paper and harvest shea nuts to make shea butter. Women worldwide sell these items and educate themselves and others about extreme poverty. All profits support efforts to end extreme poverty around the world. www.beadforlife.org

Focus:
Edit and proof press releases
Database entry and file organization
Distribution of PR materials and information
Training on CisionPoint PR tool
Follow-ups with the media
Opportunity to attend client meetings
Industry and contact research
Coordinate PR mailings and other project needs

Requirements:
Must be able to perform a variety of tasks
English skills required – must have impeccable grammar and presentation
Must have the self-discipline to achieve weekly goals with little supervision
Wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
Must possess an interest in making a difference for the greater good
Travel/Transportation to meetings in Denver/Boulder when necessary
Must be willing to work ½ day weekly from BeadforLife office location

Evaluation:
Performance is as per internship requirements

Benefits:
Access to knowledge and skills surrounding public relations
Ability to learn from a successful international non-profit organization
Introduction to and networking with local media
Potential for growth

Training/Transition Period:
Volunteer training with BeadforLife and introduction to fulfillment/orientation. Initial ½ day training session with Communications Manager, and weekly telephone and e-mail communication

Location: Student may work autonomously on his or her own computer, but must be able to work from BeadforLife Boulder office location from time to time.

Contact:
Amy Yanda-Lee
Communications Manager
303-554-5901 X110
amy@beadforife.org